It has been a pretty dreadful 6 month period for Newell’s Old Boys, particularly given the high standards they themselves set not all that long ago under Gerardo Martino. Last night in Rosario, Arsenal became the latest side to benefit from this as they picked up their first away win of the season, coming from behind twice to win 4-2.
Maxi Rodríguez opened the scoring after just five minutes but the in-form Brahian Alemán fired in an equaliser, this time owing more to the error of Oscar Ustari in the Newell’s goal than the quality of his strike.
Maxi restored the lead after the break for his eleventh of the tournament when he tapped in Mauricio Tévez’s low, drilled cross but once again Arsenal responded.
Matías Sarulyte curled a precise finish beyond Ustari to level the scores and minutes later Emilio Zelaya produced a neck straining header to give the visitors the lead for the first time. Nicolás Aguirre then produced a superb freekick to complete a 8 minute spell that completely reversed the outcome of the match.